Image is non-stop lately, with previews for two new series released just this morning. See below for preview pages from Esad Ribić and Ivan Brandon’s Vs, and Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay’s “Death of Love.”
Superstar artist Esad Ribić (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) will make his creator-owned debut, teaming up with acclaimed writer Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) for the darkly satirical sci-fi series VS this February from Image Comics. Painted colors from Nic Klein (DRIFTER) and design by Tom Muller round out the powerhouse creative team.
War has become a spectator sport.
Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be—and how punishing.
“Making VS is a dream,” said Ribić. “After all these years, it feels great to be able to create my own world and tech from scratch.”
“Working with Esad is mindblowing,” added Brandon. “I want to live in this world. Probably very briefly, as it’s incredibly dangerous.”
VS #1, Cover A (Diamond code: DEC170585) by Esad Ribić and Cover B (Diamond code: DEC170586) by Esad Ribić and Tom Muller, hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 15th.
Death of Love
Writer Justin Jordan (THE FAMILY TRADE, SPREAD) teams up with artist Donal DeLay (You are Not Alone, My Geek Family), colorist Omar Estévez (Heavy Metal Magazine, Batman ‘66), and letterer Rachel Deering (In the Dark, Vertigo Quarterly) for the least romantic Valentine’s comic ever: DEATH OF LOVE.
Love sucks. And Philo Harris is going to do something about it.
After a particularly bad, drunken decision, Philo gains the ability to see the Cupidae, the creatures responsible for all the love in the world, and declares war on love itself. With a chainsaw.
“Love is funny. Chainsaws are funny. Love AND chainsaws, therefore, is gonna be super funny,” said Jordan. “Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to see Cupid torn apart in increasingly hilarious ways, this is definitely the comic for you.”
“I just want everyone to laugh the same way they would watching Army Of Darkness or This Is The End,” added DeLay.
DEATH OF LOVE #1 (Diamond code: DEC170601) hits comic shops Wednesday, February 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 22nd.